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YMMV: Caprica
  • Awesome Music: The theme song, for the visuals almost as much as the music. Thank you, network, for keeping Bear McCreary as the composer.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Very brief but in The Imperfections of Memory, Joseph and Emmanuelle walk by a graffiti-covered wall. The camera lingers and eventually zooms to a specific graffiti: The image of a man that somewhat resembles Gaius Baltar. Next to the image is written "This is not me, It's just my body vehicle". It obviously has a deeper meaning and may even be some Foreshadowing but it is never referred to and has no weight to the rest of the episode or the following episodes.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: It can be hard to find anyone to root for among the main cast.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Lets just say that the last two episodes are a major Base Breaker for Caprica watchers who kept on with the franchise even after BSG's controversial ending.
  • Game Breaker: Being a "deadwalker" in New Cap City gives you immortality and Reality Warper powers.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Dirt eater".
  • It Was His Sled: Willie Adama won't survive to grow up into Bill.
  • Les Yay: Between Amanda and Clarice. Commented on.
    • Taken further in "Unvanquished" when it's revealed that they're secretly living together.
    • And then in "Here Be Dragons", Clarice actually says, "I loved you".
    • Seems to be present in some scenes between Clarice and Lacy.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Sister Clarice's proposal to the Conclave at the start of season 1.5 / season 2.
    • Clarice gets another one in Blowback, shared by Agent Durham: The murder of Mar-Beth. Agent Durham because he framed Mar-Beth as a GDD mole and Clarice for the actual killing. To her credit, Clarice seems genuinely conflicted by the act but come on...
  • Narm Charm: Robot Zoe dancing with Philo.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Tamara Adams' Avatar can't hear the beat of her own heart.
    • Daniel's torture of the Zoe-Cylon in "Ghost in the Machine." The things he does and says are disturbing enough on their own, but when you consider that it's his daughter he's tormenting, and abusing his knowledge of her deepest fears to do so, it hits a whole new level. Also distressing is the speed Daniel goes from "trying to talk rationally" to "borderline Mind Rape."
    • "Things we Lock Away". Vergis forces Daniel to kill him after the latter proposes an alliance. Both actors do a really good job in the scene; remember that this is, as far as we know, Daniel's first direct kill, ever.
      • This instance goes double for Daniel, especially since he had been trying to make the case for Vergis and him teaming up to take down the Guattrau, (in his words) "ending the bloodshed," and simultaneously saving Vergis' life. What drives this moment even further is that Vergis appears to accept his proposal. He tells Daniel to swear on his grandfather's knife - relaxed, Daniel puts a hand on the hilt, thinking that it worked, which is when Vergis grabs Daniel's wrist and plunges the knife into his chest. Sheesh.
  • One-Scene Wonder: William B Davis (The Cigarette Smoking Man) as the Minister of Defense in the pilot.
  • Scifi Ghetto: In reverse, people not liking the lack of spaceships and battles.
  • Squick: The "Grace by Graystone" ad in 01x13 ("False Labor"). The entire ad just screams "tacky!"
  • Tear Jerker: "False Labor"(1x13) Daniel interacts constantly with the avatar of his wife that he made. In one such occasion, he confesses his crimes to her, and she says she forgives him. Daniel Greystone, who has shown bouts of anger scarcely before, proceeds to verbally abuse the avatar (who genuinely doesn't understand why he's doing any of this) and when asked what he wants, he grabs her by the throat, throws her onto the couch, screaming: "I want you to be REAL! I want you to be HER! My real wife would never forgive me like that - she would call me on all my crap, and walk straight out that door, and probably never come back!" Why this is such a hard moment is because Daniel isn't only confessing what he did, he's also baring, essentially, that he knows Amanda is right in not coming back home.
  • Uncanny Valley: The Cylons don't look even remotely human, but they have very human reactions and gestures. Examples include the first Cylon looking to Daniel for permission to finish off his opponent during the first demonstration, the Cylon ostentatiously checking his clip to see if there are any more bullets, and [[spoilers: the combat maneuvers in the Pyramid stadium]].
  • Unfortunate Implications: All the monotheists are terrorists or dupes of same.
    • This is lessened if you've watched Battlestar Galactica all the way through, in which case it becomes obvious that God was always the good guy and the crimes committed in His name were misguided. Of course, this has the Unfortunate Implications that the polytheists really were the bad guys.
      • Except that it's also suggested that "God" isn't quite what either the Cylons or the colonists thought he/she/it/they were. So perhaps no complete good or bad guys in that respect.
      • The matter gets muddied by the revelation that Zoe was being manipulated by her very own head being. The implication is that "God" may be acting deliberately to ensure the repeating cycle of human/Cylon conflict, to the point where arrangements will be made to see to it that sentient Cylons will be created, whether or not that was humanity's actual intent in the first place, and that the individuals creating them will do so in such a way that their creations will inevitably become homicidal.
    • Also, the two most prominent LGBT characters (Sam Adama and Sister Clarice) are a hitman and a member of a fanatical religious group. Of course, both of them seem to care deeply about their spouses and families in general and there are very few characters who aren't shady in some way, but so far it looks like Caprica is following BSG in having mostly "bad" queer characters. Of course, of all the straight characters in the original series, only Helo could be considered purely good. And "Know Thy Enemy" indicates Clarice isn't really a bad person - quite the opposite, she's opposed to the pro-terrorism elements of the STO.
      • Opposed more on the fact that it was a political struggle between herself and Barnabas. When it comes to pushing her agenda she has no qualms about sending off her followers to suicide bomb a stadium full of people. She might be just as Ax-Crazy as he is.
    • The only three black characters, one is the Chauffeur without lines and one is a judge who accepts bribes. The other is part of a cult some elements of which engage in and/or encourage terrorist activities.
  • The Woobie: Both Zoe-A and Tamara-A are this to varying extents, though in the latter case it's particularly so. Zoe's situation in part seems to be partially her own doing, whereas Tamara is completely obvlivious - at least at first. As of the end of There Is Another Sky, Tamara has upgraded into an Action Girl. Still pretty woobie-ish though.
    • Lacy is quite the woobie too.

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